Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Elizabeth Stolle

Academic Year



Decades of research have determined the impact that phonological and phonemic awareness has on a child’s ability to read. Research has shown that children lacking in phonological and phonemic awareness tend to be at a higher risk for failure of reading. However, many educators are not using this vital information to teach and assess children for these essential skills. This project considers the disparity between reading research and practice in the classroom and provides activities that can be done with children to increase their phonological and phonemic awareness. The information and activities are intended to be used as a resource to prompt phonological and phonemic awareness. The goal is to provide information of phonological and phonemic awareness and highlight the importance it has on developing readers.

Keywords: phonemic awareness, phonics, phonological awareness, phonological processing

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